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Middle Grade Review Bonanza: the David Almond Edition (The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas; The Savage and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf).
The Middle Grade Review Bonanza is a new feature of 2-3 mini-reviews for short (typically 250 pages or less) MG books we both really wanted to read. It’s a new Regular Thing (and we’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations for future entries). I’ve had David Almond’s books on my radar for a while […]
Title: The Great Unexpected Author: Sharon Creech Genre: Magical Realism, Middle Grade Publisher: Harper Collins Publication date: September 4 2012 Hardcover: 240 pages I had big thoughts to match the big wind. I wondered if we find the people we need when we need them. I wondered if we attract our future by some sort […]
Title: The Knife and the Butterfly Author: Ashley Hope Pérez Genre: Contemporary, Magic Realism, Young Adult Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Publication date: February 1 2011 Hardcover: 216 pages After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. […]
Title: A Fine and Private Place Author: Peter S. Beagle Genre: Speculative Fiction (Magic Realism) / Romance Publisher: Tachyon Publications Publication date: This edition, 1997. (First published in 1960) Paperback: 296 pages For nineteen years, Jonathan Rebeck has hidden from the world within the confines of the Bronx’s Yorkchester Cemetery, making an abandoned mausoleum his […]
Welcome to BEA Appreciation Week 2011! As is our annual tradition, this week we bring you reviews of some of the titles we have scooped up at BEA, as well as some general news and ponderings concerning the trade show and affiliated conferences. Title: What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay Author: Amanda […]
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